Surgery is used to correct drooping breast (ptosis) given by changes in breast tissue which varies according to weight, pregnancy, due to hormonal changes. Therefore, the ligaments and the pipeline system in the mammary gland and thus stretch the breast looks down.
The fall of the breast is given by the force of gravity so that the mammary gland takes a lower position on the chest wall, ie loses its youthful appearance.
With mastopexy several goals such as seeking to relocate in a higher position the areola and nipple, improve breast shape reorganizing the breast parenchyma or placing a prosthesis to restore the volume. Finally it seeks to place the best possible scars that are needed to improve skin tension.
There are several surgical techniques that may or may not be used depending on the quality of the skin, breast parenchyma volume and the size and position of the areola. If the patient has very loose skin and stretch marks, you have lost its elasticity so you need bigger scars. If the gland is a very small size after breastfeeding or weight loss almost always use a prosthesis.
In the breast lift scars around the areola will be to relocate the position of this. According to the sagging skin scars are vertical or inverted T to offset the excess skin. In short , the higher the larger incisions sagging scar therefore be longer. Yes, however, the skin is strong surgery can be performed with only Periareolar scar.
The approximate length of surgery is between 2-4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. It can be done outpatient or hospitalization according to each particular case.
The day after the operation the patient will feel tired and pain in the chest, which is easily handled with medication that the doctor prescribed. You may leave the surgeon drains to be removed in the next 24-72 hours. Most normal activities may resume between the 3rd and 5th day after surgery.
The patient should wear 24 hours a day and for not less than one month, a special sports bra for your breast shape while it heals internally, and this improves the sensation of pain. The stitches will be removed at around 14 or 20 days.
Mastopexy without implants
Back to home in 2 weeks
Mastopexy with implants
Back to home in 2 weeks
Not recommend the use of pool in the first 4 weeks because it increases the possibility of infection. Sport and physical exertion activities may again be made to the 3 or 4 weeks after surgery. At first it may have decreased sensation or tingling in the breasts, but this feeling goes away in a couple of weeks.
The first 6 weeks the scar will be hard and reddish, but with proper care then this will become pale and soft depending on your healing. If this happens it may be necessary to use silicone sheets and infiltration of corticosteroids for this to become soft, flat and pale. After six months when passing tension analyze whether to revise the scar and get a better result.
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